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GRASSROOTS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does grassroots mean? 

GRASSROOTS (adjective)
  The adjective GRASSROOTS has 2 senses:

1. fundamental
2. of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group

  Familiarity information: GRASSROOTS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


GRASSROOTS (adjective)


Sense 1grassroots [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Fundamental

Context example:

the grassroots factor in making the decision

Similar:

basic (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis)


Sense 2grassroots [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Of or involving the common people as constituting a fundamental political and economic group

Context example:

a grassroots movement for nuclear disarmament

Similar:

common (having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual)


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